Mark Hunt to headline UFC Fight Night in Sydney vs. Marcin Tybura
Mark Hunt’s career just keeps on trucking.
Hunt, coming off a hard-fought win in his last fight, will return to face Marcin Tybura in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in the Australian capital city of Sydney.
Polish website Lowking.pl first reported the match, which MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with multiple UFC officials. A formal announcement is expected early next week.
The event, which takes place Nov. 19 at Qudos Bank Arena, marks the 11th time the UFC has headed to Australia and fourth to Sidney. Due to the time change, the card airs on Nov. 18 in the U.S. on FS1.
Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) earned a grueling fourth-round TKO win over Derrick Lewis in June at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland, New Zealand. In the immediate aftermath of the fight, Hunt, 43, hinted at the possibility of retirement but wasn’t certain.
“Anybody above me is good,” Hunt said of who he wanted to face next. “I stepped down for Derrick because he was No. 6, but anyone above me, I’ll take. I’ve only got a few more fights left, so for me, if it ended here tonight, so be it. I’ve had a good run. I’ve had a lot of fun, traveled the world. But it looks like it’s still continuing.”
Indeed it is, and Tybura (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is an interesting choice of opponent considering Hunt currently is No. 6 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings, while Tybura sits at No. 10.
Tybura will be coming off of a unanimous-decision win in June at UFC Fight Night 111, where he handed Andre Arlovski his fifth straight loss. It marked Tybura’s third straight victory.
Publication Date: August 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
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